Zoku Sugata Sanshiro (Sanshiro Sugata 2) (Judo Saga II) (Judo Story II)
Zoku Sugata Sanshiro (Sanshiro Sugata 2) (Judo Saga II) (Judo Story II) (1945)

This 1945 Japanese film by renowned director Akira Kurosawa, is a sequel to its better known predecessor, Sanshiro Sugata (1943). Both concern the relationship between Shogoro Yano (Denjiro Okochi), the founder of the martial arts… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: May 3, 1945
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Christopher Long
Movie Metropolis

Sanshiro takes down an Ugly American boxer (this was war-time Japan, after all) and a final silhouetted fight in the snow borders on abstract cinema.

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danny d
this is probably kurosawa's most average film. granted, kurosawa's average is better than anyone else's, and this is still a very good story… More
Added nothing at all to the first film other than more action and a melodramatic subplot regarding boxing vesus judo. Not well executed, does not have an… More
Walter M.
"Sanshiro Sugata, Part Two" opens with an American sailor(Osman Yusef) beating up on Daisuburo(Ko Ishida), a poor defenseless rickshaw driver in… More
Anthony Valletta
This sequel manages to fall into a few cliches, but still maintains interest through its characters and Kurosawa's visual style. However, it is not… More
Chris Browning
Akira Kurosawa's third film, filmed because the studio wanted a sequel to the wildly successful original film. Kurosawa was known for not wanting to… More